Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Mentorship | 0 comments

Attention MDHA Mentors:

It is time for the DH2 students to start their required observations with you this term.
Please note the following important information:

1. As a mentor, you are required to complete the online feedback form regarding the student’s time during the observation within 1 week of the observation.
2. As a mentor, you must sign the observation form your student brings with them to the observation. Your student is required to reflect on the observation and as proof that the student was at the observation, we require your signature on that form.
Here is the link to the online feedback form:
The link can also be accessed through the MDHA website under About MDHA > Mentorship (the link to the online feedback form is at the top of the page under the link to the program manual).
If anyone has questions/concerns about the program or their student observation or wants to provide feedback to us at any point, please contact Kathy at or Kaleigh at These are the best ways to get in touch with us and for us to reply in a timely fashion.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the advancing the future of dental hygiene!
MDHA SDH Mentorship Committee
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Volunteer Opportunity – Montage Editor

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in The Montage, volunteer | 0 comments


Have you been looking for an opportunity to get involved with the MDHA, your profession and the industry AND have a passion and background in graphic design?  We have the job for you!  The MDHA is currently looking to fill the roll of Montage Editor. 

The Montage is electronically produced four times per year & can be done completely from the comfort of your own home, on your own time.  It is an important piece of how the MDHA communicates with our members and showcases the great work that goes on throughout the year to promote the profession and increase oral health awareness to all Manitobans.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please email the MDHA office at

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Get Down & WIN with New Crest Gum Detoxify!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We all know how essential it is to keep our teeth and gums clean, and Crest® Gum Detoxify is creating a real buzz about how important it is to use a paste that reaches down below the gumline to fight gingivitis!

To keep the buzz going, Crest is offering CDHA members the chance to win some really great prizes with the “Get Down and Win with New Crest® Gum Detoxify” contest.

To enter, just post a picture or a video of you dancing, relaxing or just having fun “getting down” using the hashtag #getdownwithcrest before the end of November! Post on social media or upload your photo to our gallery.

Winners will be randomly selected. Prizes will be awarded each month culminating in a grand prize in December. All entries are eligible in each draw so the earlier you get your entry in, the more chances you have to win.

October 3 draw
Exclusive Gum Care Kit (includes Gum Detoxify & Genius Brush with Gum Care Brush Head) PLUS a paid trip to a CDHA workshop.

November 3 draw
Exclusive Gum Care Kit (includes Gum Detoxify & Genius Brush with Gum Care Brush Head) PLUS free registration for a CDHA online course.

December 3 draw
Paid trip to CDHA 2019 Conference in St. John’s Newfoundland

Good Luck!

Learn more about clinically proven healthier gums with Crest Gum Detoxify & why treating gingivitis subgingival is so important.

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Study Club

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Advanced Learning for Dental Hygienists

We are pleased to announce upcoming sessions of the HyPerio Study Club; an advanced learning initiative for dental hygienists.

Study Group #1
Title: Peri-implant Maintenance
Summary: Review of new classifications, diagnosis and treatment
Study Group Facilitators: Sara Belanger R.D.H. and Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis
Dates: October 25, November 22, January 14, March 4, April 8
Membership Fee: $175.00

Registration fees include all five Study Group dates and a light dinner at each event. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of registration.

Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Conference Room
Unit 146-2025 Corydon Avenue
Tuxedo Park Shopping Mall
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0M5

Register by email at or by phone 204-488-0550
and ask for Mallory

The study club meets CCP requirements

Dr. Anastasia CholakisDr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis obtained her BA from the University of Winnipeg in 1998 and her DMD and Diploma in Periodontics from the University of Manitoba in 1992 and 1998. She also attended the Misch Institute Program in Implant Dentistry at the University of Pittsburg. Dr. Cholakis is a Fellow of the Canadian and American Academy of Periodontists, and Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Cholakis is the Director of the Graduate Periodontal Program at the University of Manitoba. She currently lectures nationally and internationally, has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2011 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals , is a contributing reviewer for the “Journal of the Canadian Dental Association”, and has had a book published on peri-implant complications. She is the founder of the Women’s Dental Network, and a member of the Manitoba Dental Association Board. Her areas of interest are soft tissue plastic procedures and dental implant complications.

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Free Kit Offer from Colgate

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in CDHA, Colgate, PAR | 0 comments

Are you planning community outreach in schools this fall? CDHA members can request a FREE Colgate #BrightSmilesBrightFutures oral health kit today! With your kit in hand and visit scheduled, participate in our Back to School Blitz #ToothDefender promotion.

Our emails are filled with reasons to smile — exclusive savings, expert advice and a healthy dose of delight.
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Webinar – Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in CDHA, continuing education, professional development | 0 comments

Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures

Release Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00
Duration: 60 minutes


The use of a rubber cup within the practice of dental hygiene is not a dying technique. A simple rubber cup can be an essential part of a treatment plan for many procedures including stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and the maintenance of restorations. This webinar will focus on elements critical to the safe, effective, and efficient implementation of rubber cup procedures including particle size and shape, pressure, speed, ergonomics and selection, and sequencing of pastes and agents.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the following common rubber cup procedures: stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and maintenance of restorations
  • Identify appropriate polishing pastes and agents for common rubber cup procedures
  • Recognize the ergonomic benefits of the armamentarium used for rubber cup procedures
  • List a variety of polishing technique pearls which help to increase speed, improve effectiveness, and preserve tooth structure
  • Discuss the history of the selective polishing movement and differentiate between the traditional and current definitions of selective polish
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